Light-induced maculopathy in cataract surgery

P. Gómez-Faíña, A. T. Ruiz Viñals, A. Antón López, D. Nahra Saad, Jose Antonio Buil Calvo, Miguel Ramon Castilla Cespedes

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Abstract

CASE REPORT: Case 1: An 82-year-old man who underwent an uncomplicated phacoemulsification and IOL implantation (Tecnis Z 9000 lens) in his right eye under topical anaesthesia. Surgery lasted 14 minutes. Case 2: A 60-year-old woman with bilateral advanced primary open angle glaucoma who underwent an uncomplicated phacoemulsification and IOL implantation (Tecnis Z 9000 lens) in her right eye under peribulbar anaesthesia. Surgery lasted 36 minutes. One month after surgery both patients noted a para-central scotoma and impaired vision. Fluorescein angiography in both cases revealed retinal pigment epithelial changes compatible with intra-operative light-induced maculopathy. DISCUSSION: Light-induced maculopathy has been reported following cataract surgery. Whether physical properties of these new polysiloxane lenses contribute to retinal susceptibility to phototoxicity under certain light conditions needs to be elucidated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-309
JournalArchivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Volume80
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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